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S5W-02924: Richard Lochhead (Moray)

Scottish National Party

Date lodged: 16 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what progress is being made in connection with haggis exports to the United States and what estimate it has made of the likely timescale for current restrictions to be lifted.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 3 October 2016

A significant milestone was reached on 16 September 2016 when the US concluded its public consultation on proposals to lift the ban on the importation of lamb from the EU.

Discussions with United States Department of Agriculture are ongoing, and we are hopeful that the restrictions on the export of lamb and haggis will be lifted during the first half of 2017.